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Follow fashion into the next decade
[Steve & Hazel]
Your jacket looks very trendy.
Hoe quickly fashion changes.
[Chip & Chelsea]
A new decade often brings new fashion trends. In the 1970s, people preferred bell-bottoms and platform shoes, and in the 1980s, they gravitated toward big shoulder pads and miniskirts. Flannel shirts ruled in the 1990s, and the new century brought with it feminine dresses and skinny jeans. With 2010 kicking off a new decade, fashion lovers can anticipate plenty of new trends. This fall, some of those trends are already emerging.
But who determines what will be in fashion? It all begins with people in the fashion industry, who first consider what interests consumers. By paying attention to current social trends, fashion industry experts make predictions about upcoming trends in color, design and fabric. These predictions then end up in the hands of fashion designers, who create looks based on these ideas. Finally, these looks come to life (exciting) on the runway. Fashion shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris excite fashion fans around the world. Eventually, runway trends end up in local malls and shops, ready to be purchased by the general public.
[Traditional Chinese Translation]
When people say the diamond is the hardest substance known, they are referring to its resistance to being scratched, not its resistance to other forces, such as the strike of a hammer. Diamond hardness depends on its purity and the way its crystals are arranged. Other minerals can scratch softer diamonds but only diamonds can scratch the hardest of diamond.
[Ashley & Ken]
K: Hey, Ashley. Do those two girls work at the library?
A: No, they are just visitors. Why?
K: They are wearing ties like you always do.
A: Well, I notice that. What can I say? I guess I’m a trendsetter.
K: What’s a trendsetter?
A: Trendsetter start trends. They have their own styles and other admire their fashion tastes. They may see someone wearing a new trend and start to dress the same way.
K: Okay. Many celebrates are trendsetters. Lady Gaga has her own style, wouldn’t you think?
A: Yes, Lady Gaga makes full fashion statement.
K: Do you like her style?
A: It’s not my style. If I dress like her I will lose my job.
K: I’m sure you would.
A: I like being trendy but I can’t be over the top with the way I dress at work. I have to look professional.
K: Well, if you have a job interview it’s important to dress professionally. So that employers are not distracted by your outfit.
A: That’s true. Now I like to follow fashion. People that want to follow a trend like to keep up with fashion. They may read fashion magazines and shop quite often.
K: But people that set trends wear something that other people start to copy.
A: Right. One word to describe people that are always in style is trendy. Trendy people follow fashion well.
K: Well, I think the tie trend is catching on.
A: I think so. Here you go, ladies, your magazines.
今天的課文提到new fashion trends新的時尚趨勢，一般來講trend（趨勢）是要set（創立）的，set the trend就是創立新款式，所以一個trendsetter就是一個創造或者領先流行的人。當一個trend被set之後，人們就會follow the trend（跟隨著趨勢），而這些人就會覺得自己很trendy。在trend後面加上y變成了形容詞trendy就是時髦的、時尚的。
[課文] In the 1970s, people preferred bell-bottoms and platform shoes, …
…and in the 1980s, they gravitated toward big shoulder pads and miniskirts.
Flannel shirts ruled in the 1990s, …
…and the new century brought with it feminine dresses and skinny jeans.
－＞ It say the fashion is popular in various time periods. And it’s easy to just say “this style was popular,” or “this period was famous for…”
But instead the writer used other kinds of verb to make sentences livelier. When talking about trends, styles or tastes consider using words reflect power or control. The verb likes “to dominate” or “to lead”
*Environmental awareness will dominate this year’s trends.
*This year’s fashion is led by Asian styles.
You can also use verbs to show preferences or choice. For example: “to favor” or “to attract”
*Teenagers tend to favor this style.
*Women are attracted to this mode of accessories.
gravitate (v) 受吸引而轉向,受重力影響而移動 ( to or toward)
The crowd gravitates toward the plaza to watch the performance.
Sean always gravitates toward older kids in his school.
prediction (n) 預測,預言
Economists made the prediction that inflation rates would soar this year.
The man’s prediction of the end of the world caused people to panic.
come to life 活躍起來,甦醒起來
The characters from the novel came to life in the movie version.
The game came to life when the coach replaced the quarterback.
Gravitate (v.) (+ to/towards)受重力而轉向，或受吸引而移動。
Gravitation (n.) 萬有引力。
*The crowd gravitated toward the plaza to watch the performance.
*Sean always gravitates toward older kids in his school.
fabric /ˈfæbrɪk/ DJ /’fæbrɪk/ KK
1. material made by weaving wool, cotton, silk, etc., used for making clothes, curtains, etc. and for covering furniture 織物；布料 uncountable countable
§ cotton/knitted fabric 棉／編織物
§ furnishing fabrics 室內裝飾織品
Predict (v.) 預測。Compare to forecast (v.)(n.) 預測，(有資料佐證的預測)，ex: a weather forecast天氣預報。
Predictor (n.) 預言者。
Predictable (adj.) 可預言的，可預報的。
Prediction (n.) 預測，預言。
*It is virtually impossible to predict the future accurately.
*Economists made the prediction that inflation rates would soar this year.
*The man’s prediction of the end of the world caused people to panic.
Come to life (also bring sth to life) (idiom) 活躍起來，甦醒起來。
*The characters from the novel came to live in the movie version.
*The game came to life when the coach replaced the quarterback.
Flannel (n.) 法蘭絨。
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